Former Derry City striker Mark Farren has passed away following a long battle with illness.
The player was suffering from cancer.
Warm tributes are being paid to the 33 year old Donegal man from the football community.
In a stellar career Farren collected many accolades including the players player of the year award while on his way to becoming Derry City's record goal scorer.
Desperately sad news. RIP Mark Farren, goalscorer and gentleman #18— Paul Buttner (@pbuttner) February 3, 2016